Illustration of laptop with email and flying paper plane

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thanks to Tina Radcliffe for forwarding me MailerLite’s article on the new Apple Mail update, rolling out September 20, 2021. This is going to impact most of us who send newsletters or engage in other email marketing. These changes will currently impact Apple Mail users, but look for other mail services to follow suit. (This…

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Woman reading a book with cozy quilt background

Reading Time: 2 minutes As writers, where would we be without readers?  We write to explore the stories that inhabit the shadowy corners of our imagination, hoping others will come along for the adventure. We gather readers from obscure ends of the earth, spend more time than we want to (ought to?) on social media in order to “reach”…

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Domain email is addressed to your domain name instead of a third-party service (like @gmail or @yahoo). For example, heather@authorcompany.com and heather@oxblaze.com are both addressed to my domains. A third-party email address (like @gmail) is easy to get and use, but there are several reasons for having domain email too. Some benefits are non-technical (professionalism,…

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Some of the people who come to your website subscribe to your newsletter.  Some read your bio.  Some will click on your Books link and scroll through your list of titles. A portion of these might click on a book cover to read your book blurb. Even fewer will click your Buy link to visit your book product on…

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Guest post by Jessica Ferguson I’m always looking for writing short cuts (ways to do something fast!) and inspiration. My productivity and creativity are inspired by interesting notebooks, and quotes from characters in favorite movies. Sometimes my husband is pretty inspiring. Today, I’m sharing three items that actually work for me. 1. Reporter’s Notebook Here’s…

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The world of blogging is filled with good intentions, dashed hopes, ambiguity, and a vague, unrelenting feeling that no one will care what you write (including yourself).

Or is it just me who feels that way?

Regardless of how unnerving it can be, there are several great blogging benefits for fiction writers. Benefits that make it worth the effort. Here are a several.

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